|Bright Fireball Over Georgia|
A camera in Cartersville, Ga., captured this view of a bright fireball over Georgia on the night of Mar. 7, 2012, at approx. 10:19:11 EST. The meteor was first recorded at an altitude of 51.5 miles (89.2 km) southeast of Tunnel Hill, Ga., moving slightly south of west at approximately 15 km/s (33,500 mph). It was last seen 16.9 miles (27.2 km) above State Road 95, southeast of Rock Springs, Ga. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)
Keywords: Where -- Georgia; Marshall Space Flight Center; Bill Cooke; Meteoroid Environment Office; fireball; meteor; all-sky camera
|Asteroid 433 Eros Approaches Earth|
Asteroid 433 Eros made a close approach to Earth the morning of January 31st coming within 0.17 AU (15 million miles) of our planet. In this set of images taken that morning, the bright moving dot near the center of the field is the 21 mile long Eros.
Keywords: What -- Earth; Marshall Space Flight Center; Meteoroid Environment Office; Asteroid 433 Eros; meteor shower